33 million years ago, Sardinia and Corsica got unstuck. Sardinia is now approaching Italy. Meanwhile, the two islands still have common features. The dialect spoken in Sardinia's northern region Gallura, is similar to the one in southern Corsica. Bonifacio is now the only Italian town [...]
Coming back from the Channel Islands, we're make another quick stop in Paris. We stay at the Novotel Gare Montparnasse - surprisingly nice for a chain hotel. We walk heaps (best way to see Paris, of course) - in St Germain and the Latin Quarter, [...]
Our train from Paris Montparnasse to Saint Malo didn't exactly correspond with the Jersey-bound ferry (not the fault of SNCF, I hasten to add, but me for wanting to be absolutely certain we didn't miss the last ferry of the day). So, with a few [...]
Paris isn't part of the Channel Islands. It's not even very near. But Paris is where our Channel Islands adventure begins. Going through Paris with kids, now that wasn't my best idea. I should have researched options better, especially for travelling times. And prices. But [...]
La Cité in Carcassonne, a perfectly preserved, living and breathing medieval city, perched on top of a hill. A fairy-tale! Love at first sight.